Project farm mechanisation implemented by Sikkim Agri dept to contribute to economic development

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New Delhi: This project farm Mechanisation, Sikkim, was implemented by the Food Security & Agriculture Development Department, Govt. of Sikkim in Gangtok. This project’s approved cost is Rs. 504.05 lakhs. The North Eastern Council’s share is Rs. 453.65 lakhs and the state’s share is Rs.50.40 lakhs. This project’s location is East, West, and North-South Districts of Sikkim.

The objective is to increase the output per man and animal, thereby ensuring timeless operation, minimizing the cost of the different units of operations involved in agricultural production, raising farm incomes, and contributing to overall economic development.

 The comparative higher output of operation by the power tillers as compared to bullock reduces the operational time and achieves timeliness in operation. This significantly reduces the seasonal fallows and thereby substantially increases their cropping intensity, employment and income.